Thursday, March 17, 2011

Earthquakes in Australia? You betcha!

I remember when Newcastle had an earthquake. I was in the city on an outing with my Nana purchasing ice creams when the 'Streets' guy, who was listening to his walkman at the time exclaimed "Oh my goodness, Newcastle has just had an earthquake" to which my Nana replied "Oh that's nonsense. We don't get earthquakes in Australia!". It must have been the only time Nana was wrong, because when we got home, she turned on the news and there it was again. Yes, Newcastle had indeed suffered an earthquake.

Recently, Mother Earth has gotten a little jumpy at the surface, and managed to move Japan 2.4 metres, and is still shaking that poor Island. Other areas in the Pacific Ring are being shaken up as well, and even Australia has had a tiny taste.

This site holds the fascinating information (my picture to the left just doesn't do it any justice, but you can find it at the link below). Big dots with big red rings around them are NOT good. Look at all the ones surrounding Australia!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Week 11 of the 2011 Food Storage Challenge

This week's challenge is adding to what you already have:-

$10 Challenge
2 boxes macaroni and cheese, 2 cans tomato soup

$20 Challenge
5 boxes macaroni and cheese, 4 cans tomato soup

It's about storing fast, cheap meals that will get you by in an emergency. If you want to store something else, please do. Remember YOU are the ones eating your family's food storage, so store what you eat, and eat what you store.

My prayers go out to those currently experiencing hardship from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and surrounding regions.
We have had a few worrying days as my Brother-in-Law and his family are in Japan. Trains were stopped. My Brother-in-Law couldn't contact his wife to check they were okay, then had to walk for 8 hours during the night to get home. He has sore feet, but is relieved they are safe

It has made me all the more determined to do this challenge. Heaven forbid something should happen here - I want to be as prepared as I possibly can though. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark!